I thought I liked the Fiamma awning
on my 2008 Casita
til I got this Escape
with a "Carefree of Colorado" awning... the Carefree is way sturdier and less fragile. there's no gap between the awning and the trailer body for sun or rain to come through. no crank required, you pull on a ribbon to extend the Carefree, then extend the legs which stay attached to the side of the trailer and lock the sliding crossarms in the upright position. I needed a part, contacted Carefree, and got it in days with a smile. I had a oddball question, lady from Carefree traded emails with me all weekend til we figured out the discrepancy (in 2014, Escape
was using 6.5' extension awnings, other years they used 8' extensions... previous owner had replaced the fabric with an 8' so I can't fully extend it and lock the legs, not a big deal, was just wondering why).